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Militias ‘from Umm Dukhun’ loot police, citizens in Darfur

April 22 - 2013 BINDISI

Pro-government militias moving from Umm Dukhun in Central Darfur have reportedly looted police stations and citizens in different villages upon arriving in Bindisi locality last Saturday.

The militias stole weapons and ammunition from the police force, sources said. Next, insurgents looted money and livestock of residents of each village, who were forced to pay them 10 million Sudanese pounds ($2.6 million) and to flee the area. 

Assaults took place in six villages east of Bindisi: Geigar, Guiminan, Killi Misa, Delman, Issi Janna, Rass El Fiel.

Eyewitnesses said the militants were driving 15 Land Cruisers, 10 of which were mounted with Dushkas. Some of them were also riding camels and horses, they said.

Umm Dukhun has witnessed the eruption of violent tribal clashes between the Misseriya and Salamat tribes some weeks ago.

UNHCR said that at least 50,000 people in Central and South Darfur were forced to flee to Chad as a result.

File photo: Darfur village looted (Olivier Chassot/UNAMID)


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